My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“The changes I experienced moving from the Historic South to a college in Northern New England were not the only changes I experienced in the first-year Pathway seminar.”
Xanthe Hilton,
History Society & Culture

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Common Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis
Evening-Primrose Onagraceae family

Leaves: Leaves are lance-shaped, wavy-edged and slightly toothed.

Flower: Flowers are wide open at twilight, the pods are four times longer than broad. Flowers have four broad petals, with a crossed shaped stigma. Flowers are 1-2" wide.

Winter ID: Dried, 4-parted woody brown capsules stay on all winter and the next spring making winter ID easy. This plant is biennial, so you will see a rosette one year, and the flowers the next year.

Form/habitat: Grow to be 1-5' high. Can be found by roadsides and waste places

NWI Status: FACU-

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